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is a Sindarin word meaning nightfall, late evening, night, or dimness[1].


From OS dogme, root DOȜ; and/or related PQ dōmi from related root .[2]

It is also associated with ndû.[2]




  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 37
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry DOȜ, DÔ-